CELEBRATION OF EID-AL-FITR MARKING THE END OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 106
(Extensions of Remarks - July 01, 2016)

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CELEBRATION OF EID-AL-FITR MARKING THE END OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN

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                        HON. SHEILA JACKSON LEE

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, July 1, 2016

  Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the celebration of Eid-
ul-Fitr, formally marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.
  Ramadan is a month where over 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe 
come together and fast for a spiritual cleanse.
  The fast begins daily at the rising of the sun and is completed as 
the sun sets--nearly 17 hours of no food or water for a month.
  Our fellow Muslim community is brought remembrance of the less 
fortunate, who are forced to fast out of compulsion and unfortunate 
circumstances.

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  During this beautiful month of spiritual improvement, our neighboring 
Muslims across the nation come together to build stronger relationships 
with each one of us and worship as a community.
  As the festivities of Eid are celebrated, I hope each one of us will 
continue to remember those less fortunate and continue on the path of 
strengthening communities and building bridges.
  I extend my warmest wishes to my Muslim constituents in Texas and 
here in Washington, and thank each and every one of them for their 
continued efforts to serve our community.
  This dedication is a testament to the beautiful faith of Islam.
  Eid Mubarak, or Happy Eid; I wish to you peace and prosperity in the 
years to come.

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